In this week’s episode, we cover two topics: technology and the US presidential election, and a review of Google’s three new hardware products: Home, Pixel, and Daydream View.
Our first topic, which takes up a little over the first half of the episode, is this week’s US presidential election. We do share our personal thoughts on the outcome briefly, but most of this segment is devoted to the role technology and particularly social media played in the election, and then the likely outcome of the election for tech policy. We specifically discuss trade, M&A activity and the media, net neutrality, and repatriation of overseas profits.
Our second topics is our Question of the Week, in which Jan shares his first impressions of Google’s Home, Pixel and Daydream View hardware, which he’s been using for a while now. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each piece of hardware, as well as Jan’s overall views on Google’s first hardware efforts.
We wrap up with our Weekly Pick, which this week is a camping stove recommended by Aaron.
As usual, you’ll find some links to related content as well as other ways to listen to the podcast beneath the embedded Soundcloud player below.
We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com). We also have a dedicated Podcast Twitter handle at @BDPcast.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:
- A Recode article on Trump, the media, and M&A
- Ben Thompson’s article on Twitter and Facebook and their role in the election
- Aaron’s Weekly Pick was the Ohuhu camping stove (Amazon affiliate link).
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